My own pack of misfits | Sydney Pet Photography

My own pack of misfits | Sydney Pet Photography

At least once a year we try to take a holiday with the dogs. Mostly because I hate going away without them but another very real reason is because I want to take photos of them somewhere new. Typically we go several hours south but this year we decided to cut out the...

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That’s a wrap!

That’s a wrap!

I had hoped to do a Christmas photo of all four dogs together to round up 2015, as per tradition, but I've been flat out for the past few months. Which is not a bad complaint! But one (extremely good looking) dog is better than none, right? I'm officially on holidays...

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Allie, Floyd and Archie | Sydney Pet Photos

Allie, Floyd and Archie | Sydney Pet Photos

This session was another birthday present from a husband to his wife. I send out a questionnaire prior to every session and from their answers I saw that all three dogs were under two, had only done puppy school level obedience training and one was camera shy. I had...

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Lizzie | Canberra Pet Photography

Lizzie | Canberra Pet Photography

Lizzie's owner first came across me through the volunteer work I do for Arctic Breed Rescue. Lizzie used to have a Samoyed "sibling" but he died suddenly and it was this that prompted her to get Lizzie photographed. Although she's in good health, she's 13 now, and...

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Mouse and Possum | Canberra Dog Photographer

Mouse and Possum | Canberra Dog Photographer

I recently got an inquiry from someone asking if I ever come to Canberra. Since I need 2-3 sessions to make the trip worthwhile I sent an email out to my contacts down there asking if they knew anyone who'd be interested in booking me. They didn't even need to spread...

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Bodhi and his person – Sydney Dog Photography

Bodhi and his person – Sydney Dog Photography

It seems fitting to blog this session next because Peityn's owner referred Bodhi's owner to me. They compete in agility together. I want to say running pairs but I have a feeling that might not be the correct name for it. Being an agility dog, Bodhi is fairly go, go,...

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Peityn and Zari | Sydney Dog Photographer

Peityn and Zari | Sydney Dog Photographer

Peityn and Zari were the first session I did after my knee operation. I wasn't 100% mobile yet but I was itching to get back to shooting and I knew Zari wasn't going to stop growing just to accommodate me! Being a drivey little working puppy I was hoping I could keep...

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Poki | Sydney Pet Photographer

Poki | Sydney Pet Photographer

Poki's photos are the result of another wife getting gifted a session voucher for her birthday (she's #2 of 3, so stay tuned for one more). They live in Tamarama so that's where we did their session. We met in this great little park and Poki was delighted to see me....

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2016 calendar and diary | Sydney Dog Photographer

2016 calendar and diary | Sydney Dog Photographer

Ok, you can all stop asking me now, HERE THEY ARE!!! I don't need to tell you, but I will anyway – these make fabulous Christmas presents (buy one for you and one for a friend) AAAANNNDD get your purchases in quickly because these sell out every year and there won't...

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Lola the beach babe | Sydney Dog Photographer

Lola the beach babe | Sydney Dog Photographer

I was very lucky to meet Lola on two days in a row back in early October. Her owner had requested a session at their local coastline and I wasn't familiar with the area, so the day prior to her booking I went over with my elderbrat to scout the location. I always like...

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Based in Sydney, Ruth O’Leary, is one of Australia’s most sought after dog photographers. She takes colourful and emotive photographs of dogs in stunning locations. Since the launch of Ruthless Photos in 2008 her images have brought tears of joy to hundreds of loving pet owners across the globe.

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